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Tim Foster

Tim Foster, Mesa State College’s 10th president, joined MSC in March of 2004. At the March 24, 2004 meeting, Foster was named Secretary and Treasurer to the Board of Trustees.

Foster earned his Juris Doctorate in 1984 from the University of Denver College of Law. His graduate coursework was completed at the Colorado School of Mines from 1982 – 1984 for a Master’s of Mineral Economics. His Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Honors was granted from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio back in 1980. Prior to his position at MSC, Foster was appointed by Governor Bill Owens in January 1999, and re-appointed in January 2003, to serve as the Executive Director of the. He also served as head of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education Department of Higher Education, which includes the Colorado Historical Society, the Colorado Student Loan Program, the Colorado Student Obligation bond Authority and the Colorado Council on the Arts. Prior to serving in the Governor's Cabinet, Tim was a partner in the general practice law firm of Foster, Larson, Laiche and Griff in Grand Junction. Foster was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1988 and served as Majority Leader from 1993 to 1996.

His numerous community activities include service on the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association, the Board of Powderhorn Ski Area, and as Chairman of the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, and as a board member of the Colorado Institute of Technology, the Colorado Space Science Committee, the Denver Chamber of Commerce and its Committee on Science and Technology.

Born and raised in Grand Junction, Foster is an avid bike rider, swimmer, soccer player and coach. Tim is married and has four sons.


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